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Man dies on College Avenue, third KC murder over Memorial Day weekend: police

Police are investigating circumstances that led to a man’s death Monday morning in a neighborhood near Indiana Park.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of College Avenue around 7 a.m. for a call for medical assistance. Officers found a man unconscious on the street. The man had wounds, but they did not appear to be from gunshots, said Officer Alayna Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department.

The first call to police came from someone who saw the man lying in the street, Gonzalez said.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The police have not provided any further information about the injuries the man sustained.

Gonzalez said homicide detectives were assigned to the case because of the injuries discovered and diagnosed by paramedics.

“Unfortunately, we have another homicide scheduled over a holiday weekend,” Gonzalez said.

Detectives were at the scene collecting evidence and gathering witness statements from people in the area to get a better idea of ​​what happened to the man.

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“We haven’t had any calls for service in the area that would indicate a disturbance has occurred, so we don’t have a lot of information about what happened and why it happened,” Gonzalez said.

Officer Alayna Gonzalez speaks to the media near 2500 College Avenue following a third homicide over Memorial Day weekend on May 27, 2024.

Officer Alayna Gonzalez speaks to the media near 2500 College Avenue following a third homicide over Memorial Day weekend on May 27, 2024.

The man found Monday morning was the city’s third homicide since Friday.

A man was found dead of gunshot wounds near a car wash on Friday. Early Sunday, one person died and five people were injured after a shooting in Kansas City’s Westport Entertainment District.

Last year, the city recorded seven homicides over Memorial Day weekend.

Mayor Quinton Lucas on Friday urged the community to refrain from violence over the Memorial Day weekend. In his remarks, Lucas said the city’s homicide rate is down 15% compared to the five-year average at this point in the year.

He warned that other cities that have seen previous declines in homicides have also seen rising numbers this year. But he said Kansas City was “moving in the right direction.”

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Monday’s killing is the 59th homicide in Kansas City in 2024, including fatal police shootings, according to data obtained by The Star.

If anyone has any information about the incident, they are asked to contact homicide detectives directly at 816-234-5043 or anonymously the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

The Star’s Nathan Pilling, Andrea Klick and Ilana Arougheti contributed to this report.

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